Category: Opinion

Government is the scourge of diabetics, not their savior

By Michael F. Cannon  Congressional Republicans have defeated a proposal by congressional Democrats to mandate that private insurance companies cap out‐​of‐​pocket spending on insulin by their enrollees at $35 per month. Republicans were right to do so. Government is already driving…

Roy Cooper defends racial discrimination

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Because I am an inveterate optimist who likes to think the best of other folks, I’m going to assume for the sake of the following argument that North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and former…

North Carolinians think recession is here

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – North Carolinians are greatly concerned about our economy. According to the John Locke Foundation’s latest Civitas Poll, 77% of state voters believe we are currently in a recession. Most call inflation “a huge problem”…

Empty buses don’t improve air quality

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In nearly all North Carolina communities with bus systems, ridership is significantly lower than it was just a few years ago. In Greensboro, for example, there were 1.9 million passenger trips on city buses…

Government doesn’t make things “affordable”

By Brian Balfour Raleigh, NC – The surest way to make a good or service rise in price dramatically is to have government efforts to make it “affordable.”  The chart below speaks volumes: Notice that those goods and services rising…